Facts About Missouri



Facts About Missouri


Missouri is one of the 50 states of the United States of America. It became the 24th state when it entered the Union on August 10, 1821. This state covers an area of 69,709 square miles which makes it the 21st biggest state of the nation. The capital city of Missouri is Jefferson City and its biggest city is Kansas City. Missouri has borders with Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

  • Counties of Missouri: 114 and one populous city

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    * Adair county * Andrew county * Atchison county * Audrain county * Barry county * Barton county * Bates county * Benton county * Bollinger county * Boone county * Buchanan county * Butler county * Caldwell county * Callaway county * Camden county * Cape Girardeau county * Carroll county * Carter county * Cass county * Cedar county * Chariton county * Christian county * Clark county * Clay county * Clinton county * Cole county * Cooper county * Crawford county * Dade county * Dallas county * Daviess county * DeKalb county * Dent county * Douglas county * Dunklin county * ranklin county * Gasconade county * Gentry county * Greene county * Grundy county * Harrison county * Henry county * Hickory county * Holt county * Howard county * Howell county * Iron county * Jackson county * Jasper county * Jefferson county * Johnson county * Knox county * Laclede county * Lafayette county * Lawrence county * Lewis county * Lincoln county * Linn county * Livingston county * Macon county * Madison county * Maries county * Marion county * McDonald county * Mercer county * Miller county * Mississippi county * Moniteau county * Monroe county * Montgomery county * Morgan county * New county * Madrid county * Newton county * Nodaway county * Oregon county * Osage county * Ozark county * Pemiscot county * Perry county * Pettis county * Phelps county * Pike county * Platte county * Polk county * Pulaski county * Putnam county * Ralls county * Randolph county * Ray county * Reynolds county * Ripley county * Saline county * Schuyler county * Scotland county * Scott county * Shannon county * Shelby county * St. Charles county * St. Clair county * St. Francois county * St. Louis county * St. Louis county (city) * Ste. Genevieve county * Stoddard county * Stone county * Sullivan county * Taney county Texas county * Vernon county * Warren county * Washington county * Wayne county * Webster county * Worth county * Wright county *

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  • State Motto: "Salus populi suprema lex esto " - The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law

  • State Abbreviation: MO

  • State Name of Residents: Missourians

  • State Song: Missouri Waltz

  • State Folk Dance: Square dance

  • State Nick Name: The Show Me State

  • State Tree: Flowering dogwood

  • State Nut Tree: Eastern black walnut tree (Juglans nigra)

  • State Flower: White hawthorn

  • State Animal: Missouri mule

  • State Bird: Bluebird

  • State Fish: Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

  • State Aquatic Animal: Paddlefish; a large, primitive, freshwater cartilaginous fish.

  • State Insect: Honey bee

  • State Rock: Mozarkite

  • State Gem Mineral: Galena (Lead Sulfide)

  • State Fossil: Crinoid; a sea lily that lived 250 million years ago.

  • State Musical Instrumment: Fiddle

  • State Major Rivers: Mississippi River, Missouri River, Osage River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake, Clearwater Lake, Lake Wappapello

  • State Highest Point: Taum Sauk Mountain- 1,772 feet (540 m) above sea level

  • State Bordering Country: None

  • State Name Origin: Missouri was named for an Algonquian Indian word that means "river of the big canoes."

  • State Largest Cities:
    * North Kansas City * Kansas City * Saint Louis * Springfield * Independence * East Independence * Columbia * Saint Joseph * Lees Summit * Saint Charles *




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